AmbiTrack - Marker-free Indoor Localization and Tracking of Multiple Users in Smart Environments with a Camera-based Approach

  • Andreas Braun
  • Tim Dutz
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 386)

Abstract

Systems providing tracking and localization of persons in an indoor environment have been continuously proposed in recent years, particularly for Pervasive Computing applications. AmbiTrack is a system that provides marker-free localization and tracking, i.e., it does not require the users to carry any tag with them in order to perform localization. This allows easy application in circumstances where wearing a tag is not viable, e.g. in typical Ambient Assisted Living scenarios, where users may not be well-versed technologically. In this work, we present the AmbiTrack system and its adaptation for the EvAAL competition 2013. We present a marker-free, camera-based system for usage in indoor environments designed for cost-effectiveness and reliability. We adapt our previously presented system to make it more reliable in tracking multiple persons, using context information for improving recognition rate and simplifying the installation.

Keywords

Indoor localization Computer Vision Ambient Assisted Living 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Braun
    • 1
  • Tim Dutz
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGDDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.KOM - Multimedia Communications LabTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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